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Bridging English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Accreditation period 2016-2021

The accreditation period for Bridging English as an Additional Language (EAL) Units 1 and 2 has been extended to 31 December 2021.

VCE Bridging English as an Additional Language contains Units 1 and 2 only.

Study Design

VCE Bridging English as an Additional Language Study Design (pdf - 694.06kb)

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Bridging English as an Additional Language Units 1-2: 2016-2021.

Changes to the English requirement for satisfactory completion of VCE from 2018​
As published in the VCAA Bulletin, November 2016.

Support material

Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.

Study summary (docx - 95.69kb)
A summary of the VCE Bridging EAL 2016-2021.

Frequently asked questions (docx - 104.12kb)
A set of frequently asked questions for the VCE Bridging EAL Study Design Units 1-2: 2016-2021​.

Resources (docx - 708.93kb)
A list of suitable resources for VCE Bridging EAL 2016-2021.

Study design for implementation in 2022

The newly accredited Bridging English as an Additional Language (EAL) Study Design that was to be delivered by schools in 2021 will be delayed by 12 months and will be delivered by schools in 2022. The accreditation period will now be 2022 to 2026. This study design will be published on this webpage in February 2021. A copy of the Bridging English as an Additional Language (EAL) Study Design 2022–2026 is available on request, please email vcaa.vce.curriculum@edumail.vic.gov.au.

In 2021, schools must ensure they use the Bridging English as an Additional Language (EAL) Units 1 and 2: 2016–2021 Study Design.

Curriculum Manager

Annelise Balsamo
Curriculum Manager - English
tel: +61 3 9032 1691
email: balsamo.annelise.z@edumail.vic.gov.au

Kellie Heintz
Curriculum Manager - English as an Additional Language
tel: +61 3 9603 7953
email: 

Curriculum Managers lead, manage and support the production, review and development of senior secondary curriculum and assessment materials. They also provide policy advice and implementation support for Foundation to Year 12 curriculum and assessment.